In recent years we've been to New Orleans, Boston, Denver, Las Vegas and EVERY year we go to ISRAEL. YLD trips offer participants the opportunity to create lifelong connections, meet young adults from across the country and learn more about Federation and relevant issues affecting the Jewish community.
Travel to Israel
YLD Summer Trip to Israel
June 24 - July 2, 2013
ABOUT THE TRIP
WHO: Our Chicago group will join hundreds of young professionals, ages 22 to 45 for this trip! We expect a diverse group - people from all across North America, from many backgrounds, involved in a myriad of professions and volunteer activities, married and single, etc.
WHAT:Join us for an incredible summer experience in Israel - Experience Israel as you kayak the headwaters of the Jordan River, climb Masada before dawn, and meet with members of the IDF. Plus, get an insider's look at how Federation, the most effective Jewish community-building organization on the planet, unites and cares for Jews in Israel and around the world.
- Trip Costs (LAND ONLY): $2,049 per person- The price includes first class hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy), transportation, guides, most meals, taxes, transfers, special programs and security. The price includes a generous subsidy from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (original price $2,799).
- Additional Commitment: Participation in this trip requires a $500 minimum gift per person to the 2013 JUF Annual Campaign. According to Internal Revenue Service Code, the gift is tax deductible only to the extent that it exceeds the benefit received.
WHERE: ISRAEL! Single rooms will be available on a first come, first serve basis at an additional cost of $1050. While we will certainly do our best, if we cannot find you a roommate the single supplement charge will be applied to your final bill. The group will be staying at:
Dan Carmel Haifa
85-87 Hanassi Avenue, Haifa 34642
Inbal Hotel Jerusalem
Liberty Bell Park, 3 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem, 92145
Hilton Tel Aviv
Independence Park, Tel Aviv, 63405
WHEN: The trip will take place June 24 to July 2, 2013. We will be meeting the group buses at Ben Gurion International Airport at 2pm on June 24 and will drive to Haifa together. If you are booking your own flight, please be sure that it lands in Israel by 1pm on June 24 so that you can meet the rest of the group for the drive to Haifa. Jewish Federations of North America reserved seats on a group flight. For more information about flights, please call the JUF Missions department at 312.357.6260.
HOW: Trip applications are available online at http://www.nextgenjews.org/summer-trip.aspx. Space is based on a first come first served basis.
Applications will only be accepted with a $1,000 deposit or the full cost of the trip ($2,049). The remaining fees will be charged in May before the trip's departure.
LEARN MORE at our upcoming events!
Thursday, June 13
6:00 pm at JUF
30 S. Wells, Chicago
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For more information, contact Shorashim at 312-267-0677.
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